Monday, August 19, 2013
BuQu Tech Adds Samsung Galaxy S4 Support
Camarillo-based hardware and accessories maker BuQu Tech is extending its magnetic charging devices to support Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone, the company said Monday. According to BuQu Tech, it has added the charging capability for the S4 into its line of protective cases, which use magnets to charge phones directly while in their protective cases. The company supports a number of Android and iPhone smartphone models. The company had previously supported the Samsun Galaxy S3, in addition to (More info...)

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Marlin Equity Buys WorkOasis
Los Angeles-based private equity firm WorkOasis has acquired WorkOasis, a developer of software-as-a-service products for work order, vendor and maintenance management, the company said this morning. Marlin Equity Partners did not disclose financial details of the transactions. According to marlin Equity, it will combine WorkOasis with Verisae, one of its existing portfolio companies. Verisae develops asset and equipment maintenance software for the grocery, specialty retail, restaurant, financi (More info...)

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Beats Electronics Buys Back Shares From HTC
Los Angeles-based Beats Audio and smartphone maker HTC are in a deal where Beats will buy back 25% of its total shares from HTC, giving Beats a 75% ownership, in a move which pushes the two farther apart. According to the two, they move is a "realignment" of a business agreement, and that HTC will remain the largest outside shareholder in Beats, with approximately 25% of the company. The move comes on reports that Beats Electronics is looking for another, different investor in the company. Beats (More info...)

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Irvine-based mobile device accessory maker INCIPIO Technologies announced this morning that it has acquired fellow mobile accessory company BRAVEN. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. BRAVEN develops a line of portable Bluetooth speakers, speakerphones, and mobile phone chargers. According to Incipio, BRAVEN will remain at its location in Provo, Utah, and it will continue to maintain the BRAVEN brand as a separte product line.

posted on Monday, August 19, 2013(Full story) Planning Big Television Ad Push, the online training and learning service, is looking to ramp up awareness of its service with some television advertising, it appears. A media planning and buying company, Ocean Media, said today that it has been selected as the agency of record for Carpinteria-based, to help create and place cable television ads for the online training provider.

Ocean Media, which is based in Huntington Beach, said it will be managing broadcast media planning and buying, with plans to ai (More info...)

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Vyclone Powers One Direction Video Promotion
Venice, California-based social video app developer Vyclone is powering a promotion for Sony Pictures, in a tie with the music group One Direction. According to Vyclone, it has partnered with Sony Pictures on the upcoming movie, One Direction: This Is Us, and will be powering a crowdsourced, social video project as part of the London premiere of the One Direction film. Financial impact of the promotion deal were not disclosed. Vyclone said that fan video captured in the app will be mixed with vi (More info...)

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Everbridge Adds Severe Weather Alerts
Wildfire? Tornado? Hurricane? Glendale-based Everbridge, which provides cloud-based emergency alert systems, said this morning that it is adding severe weather alerts to its service, in a deal with weather content provider Weather Decision Technologies (WDT). Everbridge said that it now provides severe weather alerts--information on such things as lightning, tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, ice, snow, extreme temperatures, high winds, flash floods, and flooding--as part of its service. Financial (More info...)

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